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Parker 51 Vacumatic Fountain Pen (1947) - Black, GF Lined "Custom" Cap, Broad Nib (Excellent, Restored)

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Parker 51 Vacumatic fountain pen made in 1947. Black body with a gold filled cap, pearlescent cap jewel, and Blue Diamond clip. Gold nib is broad and smooth and uncommon. The cap has the grouped lines pattern. Fully restored and working well. Excellent condition.

SKU: 14278
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Type  Restored vintage fountain pen

Product Name  Parker 51 Custom Vacumatic ("Custom" refers to the cap design but indicates that it is gold filled and not a particular pattern.)

Manufacturer and Year  Parker, made in USA -- 1947 (The date code is a clear 7 with one dot).

Length  Full size pen, 5-1/2"

Filling System  piston/plunger (Vacumatic) filling system. We've restored it with a new diaphragm and it's working well. It has the later vacumatic plastic plunger system which is the correct plunger for the Parker 51 vacumatics.

Color  Black body with a gold filled cap.It is 1/10th 16k gold filled and has a grouped lines pattern. The cap has a blue diamond clip and a pearlescent cap jewel.

Nib  BROAD gold nib is smooth. It writes smoothly and has lots of tipping material. Though it is not as wide as modern broad nibs, we have no doubt it was originally considered broad. Very uncommon!

Condition  Excellent condition. The cap is sharp looking, though there are a few very shallow impressions. There are 2-3 needle like marks at the top of the cap. There is some wear on the clutch band. The pen has normal handwear and polishing marks. The barrel imprint is difficult to read and the "Parker" is almost all worn away. It has been fully restored and is working very well.


Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 14278
Condition Used
Maker Parker
Type Fountain Pens


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